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5 Things to Know About Southfork Ranch


It was the early 1980’s, and I was at home with my family; my homework was done, the family was home, and TV night was here! We didn’t always gather around to watch the same shows, however, this night we always did. Mom and dad got dinner ready while us kids set up the plates, utensils, and napkins on all of our TV trays rather than the dinner table. Everybody was excited for tonight’s line up: The Dukes of Hazard, Webster, and then, the jewel of my parent’s eye, Dallas. Oh the greed, the family squabbles, the fights, it was TV drama at its best!

I still remember the smile coming from everyone’s faces the moment we heard that theme song start. Dallas was on the air from 1978 to 1991 and was a staple not only in our home, but in millions of households all over the world. It also had a much anticipated comeback in 2012 and lasted a of couple seasons until Larry Hagman’s passing. Though the show is now off the air the spirit of the show lives on at Southfork Ranch. The Ewing’s Ranch home is an iconic destination, not only for Dallas fans, it is also an icon for TV history. Fans from all over the world come to visit the Ranch yearly just to get a glimpse of the iconic set of their favorite show. There are ranch tours, great shopping, and tons of photo opportunities to put you right in the action when you come to visit. However, did you know that the Ranch does so much more? Here are a few things you may not know about Southfork.

Southfork Ranch Hosts Major Events

From hard-stomping country festivals to the annual Celebrate Freedom Concert around Independence Day, Southfork Ranch is an amazing source for concerts in Dallas and surrounding areas. With over 300 acres of land, there is plenty of space for parking (pricing varies per event), vendor booths, great food, and more!

Southfork Ranch Corporate Events

Southfork’s specialized team of event experts are dedicated to help you set up for any corporate event at Southfork Ranch. No matter the size of your company or organization, Southfork Ranch has you covered with unique rooms, outside facilities, and the best in Texas-style catering. We’ll make our venue space perfect for whatever occasion you may be looking to host from corporate meetings, family reunions, church retreats, company events, and more!

Plan Your Wedding at Southfork Ranch

Southfork Ranch is not only a great place for events, it is an award-winning wedding venue. Southfork Ranch was voted the 2012-2013 Venue of the Year Award presented by the Association of Wedding Professionals. Our venue space can host wedding party sizes from 5 to 1,100 with a variety of décor options to choose from to make your dream wedding a reality. Would the bride and groom want to show up or leave via helicopter? At Southfork we can set that up for you and everything else in between! If you are looking for a wedding venue in Dallas, that has the charm, feel, and look of the Texas lifestyle, the Southfork Ranch has you covered.

Spend a Day at the Ranch

Southfork Ranch loves when folks come to visit the ranch for the day. Come and take a horse trail ride, have some of our world-famous brisket, eat at Ellie Mae’s Deli, and take a tour of the legendary Southfork Ranch house. Step back in time when J.R. ruled Dallas and Lucy had our hearts; visit the land where you always wanted to be!

Dallas Show Museum

If you are a true J.R. fan then the Dallas TV show museum is the place for you. Experience the props, clothing, old footage of the show, and interviews of the cast and crew that made Dallas the amazing show that changed television. Did you know that Dallas was one of the first shows to provide product placement? Do you now what the product was? Come to the Dallas Show Museum and find out for yourself!

Experience all that Southfork has to offer. From corporate to family-friendly events, Southfork Ranch is the place to schedule your next company event, concert, wedding, or just get away and spend the day with us Texas-style!

 

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